We’ve been doing a study of Revelation in our Tribe Tuesday sessions at church the last couple of months and I’ve really enjoyed getting my teeth into what can sometimes be a daunting book.
Part of the study involved the seven letters to the seven churches – finishing with the church of Laodicea…
“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”
Isn’t this just like the “church” today?! The world is in pain, at war, searching for the meaning of life and let’s face it a lot of us are sitting around sipping cups of tea and enjoying fellowship with our church chums.
Isn’t it time we got the fire back in our bones, got the proverbial megaphone out and spread the joy and love that comes when we give our lives to serve the one who died and rose again?!
Oh, hear my prayer tonight, I’m singing to the sky
Give me strength to raise my voice, let me testify
Oh, hear my prayer tonight, ’cause this is do or die
The time has come to make a choice
And I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move you, let it move you
Today I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone, choose joy and let it move you to become more fired up and less lukewarm. What can you do this week to ensure you don’t fall into the trap of the church of Laodicea?